Pain sensitivity and analgesic effects of mindful states in Zen meditators: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Grant2009PainSA,
  title={Pain sensitivity and analgesic effects of mindful states in Zen meditators: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Joshua A. Grant and Pierre Rainville},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={
          106-14
        }
}
  • Joshua A. Grant, Pierre Rainville
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic medicine
  • OBJECTIVE To investigate pain perception and the potential analgesic effects of mindful states in experienced Zen meditators. METHODS Highly trained Zen meditators (n = 13; >1000 hours of practice) and age/gender-matched control volunteers (n = 13) received individually adjusted thermal stimuli to elicit moderate pain on the calf. Conditions included: a) baseline-1: no task; b) concentration: attend exclusively to the calf; c) mindfulness: attend to the calf and observe, moment to moment, in… CONTINUE READING

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